Socialists desire to practice legal plunder, not illegal plunder. Socialists, like all other monopolists, desire to make the law their own weapon. And when once the law is on the side of socialism, how can it be used against socialism? For when plunder is abetted by the law, it does not fear your courts, your gendarmes, and your prisons. Rather, it may call upon them for help.
Capitalism teaches people to be grateful for what they’ve earned. Socialism teaches people to be entitled to what others produced. Socialism makes people selfish.
For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence — on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific, and political operations.Continue reading “Vast left-wing conspiracy”
Being a ‘progressive’ these days means 1) calling for the destruction of that which is known to work, in favor of that which is known not to work, and 2) normalizing the abnormal.
The vision of the left, full of envy and resentment, takes its worst toll on those at the bottom — whether black or white — who find in that paranoid vision an excuse for counterproductive and ultimately self-destructive attitudes and behavior.
I have spent most of my life as a Democrat. I recently have seen fit to follow another course. I believe that the issues confronting us cross party lines. Now, one side in this campaign has been telling us that the issues of this election are the maintenance of peace and prosperity. The line has been used, “We’ve never had it so good.”Continue reading “A time for choosing”
The oldest fraud is the belief that the political left is the party of the poor and the downtrodden.
The strongest argument for socialism is that it sounds good. The strongest argument against socialism is that it doesn’t work. But those who live by words will always have a soft spot in their hearts for socialism because it sounds so good.
Why is the federal government response, to every crisis large and small, always and only to take my money and give it to people who are not even remotely me?
The history of the 20th century is full of examples of countries that set out to redistribute wealth and ended up redistributing poverty.